A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Flytrap Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemfolium)

IMG_5586flytrap dogbane

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

Also known as Spreading Dogbane, this plant is found in dry, rocky areas.  When broken, its egg-shaped leaves and stems exude a milky sap that has rubber-like properties when it drys.  As different parts of the plant tend to bloom at different times, a single plant may have blooms for most of the summer months.

South Prairie Rd.  (FSR 66), Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

South Prairie Rd. (FSR 66), Columbia Gorge, WA, 7/2014.

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One response

  1. Pretty stuff! It’s blooming here now too.

    June 27, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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